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Thread: Paint codes, converted to liter/gram

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    Senior Member Bullitt's Avatar
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    Paint codes, converted to liter/gram

    Hi!

    My painter wants this converted to liter/gram.

    Does anyone have the correct info?

    (I have no idea what Abs. and Cum. mean... )

    paint codes.pdf
    Svein Apeland

    1981 DMC DeLorean DMC-12, VIN: 01598. Gas flap hood, manual transmission, black interior, wide stripe, galvanized frame, Spax shocks and UK club exhaust.
    x1973 Plymouth Road Runner
    x1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
    x1975 Chevrolet El Camino
    x1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring
    x1966 Lincoln Continental
    x1983 Porsche 944
    x1982 Porsche 944

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    My VIN:    A bunch of numbers and letters that should not interest you.

    A: It's already in parts? Why does he need conversion?

    B: nothing he shouldn't be able to do with a calculator even if it wasn't in parts.

    C: Should be using base clear anyway

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    Under Ron's watchful eye. Glory be to Ron! Michael's Avatar
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    My VIN:    A bunch of numbers and letters that should not interest you.

    Seriously whatever amount he needs, say he needs a quart and his formula makes a gallon, just divide each number by 4 and that's going to give you pretty close to a liter.
    Since it is in parts, the numbers can represent anything, oz, grams, or kilos or gallons even, so he has all the info he needs. If he is mixing up say a touch up amount you can go through all the hassle of conversion, or set your scale to grams and simply move the decimal over to the left one space. That will give you about 1/2 ounce of touch up paint.
    Last edited by Michael; 02-02-2017 at 10:16 AM.

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    Abs and Cum are abbreviations for "absolute" and "cumulative". Notice how the cumulative column increases by the absolute number of each row. These units represent proportions and can be in any measurement you want.

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    paint codes

    Are you guys mixing bumper paint?
    I have codes and formulas.

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    which paint code is for the early cars and which one is for the later cars?

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    1 gallon = 3.785 litres
    1 lb = 453.59 grams (or more commonly, 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds)

    To convert from lb/gal to g/litre, you multiply by 453.59 and divide by 3.785, or simply multiply by 119.84.

    For example, 2.9 lb/gal x 119.84 = 347.5 grams/litre

    You did specifically ask for litres/gram in your thread title though, so if that is what you do want, then take 1 over the answer from above to give you the inverse, i.e. 1/347.5 = 0.002878. Which doesn't make for much of a useful number while in litres/gram, so multiply by 1,000 to get it into litres/kilogram or 2.878 in this case.

    Or maybe someone could just ask the new President to finally switch over to the metric system like the rest of the planet and we'd all be good, right?


    Sept. 81, auto, black interior

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    My codes are for Oct 81 builds

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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeBronson View Post
    Abs and Cum are abbreviations for "absolute" and "cumulative". Notice how the cumulative column increases by the absolute number of each row. These units represent proportions and can be in any measurement you want.
    I noticed that afterwards!
    Svein Apeland

    1981 DMC DeLorean DMC-12, VIN: 01598. Gas flap hood, manual transmission, black interior, wide stripe, galvanized frame, Spax shocks and UK club exhaust.
    x1973 Plymouth Road Runner
    x1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
    x1975 Chevrolet El Camino
    x1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring
    x1966 Lincoln Continental
    x1983 Porsche 944
    x1982 Porsche 944

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    Senior Member Bullitt's Avatar
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    Looks like I have been inhaling paint fumes..... I meant paint codes, not panit codes.... Hehe.
    Talked with Ed, and he suggested Toyota warm grey nr 165 with satin clear coat for early style.

    I noticed mine had been repainted as previous owners just masked over the grille. Explains why mine was pretty bright blue ish.
    We will make som samples with the toyota color and compare, or try to read the color behind the grille to see.
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    Svein Apeland

    1981 DMC DeLorean DMC-12, VIN: 01598. Gas flap hood, manual transmission, black interior, wide stripe, galvanized frame, Spax shocks and UK club exhaust.
    x1973 Plymouth Road Runner
    x1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
    x1975 Chevrolet El Camino
    x1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring
    x1966 Lincoln Continental
    x1983 Porsche 944
    x1982 Porsche 944

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